Organization of the Notariat

The national authority

The only authority of the profession authorized to speak on behalf of all notaries in France, the Superior Council of Notaries (CSN) is a public utility establishment. Keystone of the notarial institution, it represents the profession with the public authorities, determines its general policy, contributes to the development of the notarial profession, and provides collective services to notaries. In its relations with the public authorities, the CSN contributes to reflection on developments in the law, giving its opinion on bills or on texts in preparation.